Way back in the 90s, the Console Wars were a tight fight between Nintendo and Sega, and their primary warriors were Mario and Sonic respectively. When Sega went down after the dual failures of the Saturn and Dreamcast systems, Sonic continued life on other platforms becoming just another licensed character, but something happened when Sega wasn’t exclusively in charge of Sonic’s fate anymore, the games he was featured in started sucking. That’s simplistic of course, but one can’t deny that while Mario continues to enjoy life with a variety of fun and innovative games, Sonic is still stuck in the glow of past glories. Now, Sega is saying sorry. (more…)
We’re riding a high from a great Comic-Con, and we’re upset that we have to report such a sad occurrence, but that’s the name of the game. Though we’ve known the President of Nintendo had been suffering health problems, this comes as a bit of a surprise nonetheless. At 55, Satoru Iwata has passed away.
With the failure of the Wii U in their minds, Nintendo has begun work on a lot of projects to move the company forward. Most notable of those is the partnership with DeNA to develop mobile games of their famous IPs, a move that has upset a number of the Nintendo faithful. To stifle fears that they’re abandoning the home console business, top Nintendog Satoru Iwata immediately announced that work on their next dedicated platform, the NX, is well underway, promising some concrete details at some point in 2016. A lack of information is always frustrating, but we have gotten our nerdy little hands on some production information, courtesy of DigiTimes, that could shed some light on their release plans. (more…)
Nintendo’s NX is the next big thing on their table and is billed to be a brand-new concept that will “transform gamer’s lives” when it launches. Sounds a little similar to what was being said when the Nintendo Revolution had yet to become the Wii, so I’m more than a little skeptical about their intentions. Still, it’s going to be their next dedicated gaming platform and, if they’ve learned anything in the last couple hardware cycles, will be a powerful machine capable of running the most modern engines. To demonstrate what that could mean for Nintendo’s most famous property, one crafty YouTuber put together this absolutely stunning video. (more…)
It appears that our great disappointment over the misinformation about The Legend of Zelda’s Netflix series may soon be put to rest with a possible new project. During Nintendo‘s 75th annual shareholder’s meeting, where all of the top Nintendogs try to convince their investors that they’re still awesome, CEO Satoru Iwata dropped some intriguing nuggets about the company’s non-gaming future. This could indeed be another sign of the Disney-Nintendo partnership rumor we recently reported here, lending credence to the story. No full translation of the meeting is available for our greedy eyes just yet, but Iwata was still quoted confirming those plans. (more…)
Games, games, games, and more games. You’d expect nothing less from Electronic Arts Expo (E3) ’cause, well, it is the biggest video game convention after all. But,this year has truly been one of the best in way of announcements and mouth dropping trailers. Microsoft, Playstation, and Nintendo all have new systems that have been out for a few years. Developers are now really catching up to the new platforms. There are so many titles rolling out between now and 2016.
While the Wii U didn’t get much reception upon its initial release, it has been trending lately thanks to those wonderfully cute Amiibos and the smash hit Splatoon. Then, of course, there’s Nintendo 3DS – the handheld gaming device that has stood the test of time.
Nintendo already hit up E3 at the start of the opening day announcing what games are launching for the near future. Here’s a roundup of some of the news and games Nintendo has been showing this week.: (more…)
Back in the hazy, mullet-fueled days of the 1990s Nintendo did something really cool. They held a World Championship event for their fans, inviting competitors in to battle for glory in a gauntlet of games and some pretty cool, insanely rare NES cartridges. One of these little bastards even recently sold for the ridiculous sum of $100,000 dollars. Now, 25 years later, Nintendo is bringing the World Championship event back to E3 2015. It’s set to kick off their presence at gaming’s biggest conference along with a few other events, which are detailed here in an amusing little video. (more…)
No matter how you feel about them or their place in the modern video game industry, no other gaming company has as many beloved franchises in their roster as Nintendo. Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, and Star Fox are at the top of the list and, with very few exceptions, are peerless. It’s no wonder then that Universal Studios, known for their awesome theme parks and attractions, would team up with Nintendo to bring their roster of characters and worlds into their properties. (more…)
I’m sorry, dear brothers and sisters, it seems that we’ve been fed a rupee pouch of lies. According to Nintendo, this was never going to actually happen and was built on rumors from untrustworthy sources. Odd, given the high-caliber, trustworthy sources that printed the story, but I guess someone they thought was an insider turned out to be a lying dick. Apologies for the language, friends, but this is upsetting. But what might be even more frustrating is the disjointed, roundabout way Nintendo broke this news. And it leaves us wondering…well, read on. (more…)